Jurgen Klopp will be staying at Liverpool until 2024, which is just about the best news we could have hoped for today.
The Champions League winning manager is hoping to add to his European crown with a Premier League title this term – which the Reds are currently on track for thanks to a brilliant, unbeaten start to the campaign.
And today during his press-conference, Klopp indicated that part of the reason for his extension is so potential transfer targets know they’ll be working with the German for years to come – and not just until 2022 – which is when his previous deal expired…
Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph confirmed as much on Twitter:
Klopp strongly indicating the contract extension was partly related to transfer targets…. people in football wanting to know how long he would be LFC manager….
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) December 13, 2019
What’s more, Ian Doyle of the Echo, stated the the timing of Klopp’s deal ‘is no coincidence,’ presumably with the January transfer window about to open.
Would also point out Jurgen Klopp's timing of the announcement of his new #LFC contract is no coincidence.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) December 13, 2019
With Takumi Minamino already expected to sign this winter [the Athletic], it’ll be interesting to see if anybody else joins him…
At the moment, the squad is incredibly highly powered – but there are positions – such as the fullback roles, which could need some backup.